Wizards’ Marcin Gortat receives warning from NBA for flopping
Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat has received a warning from the league office for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping policy.
Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat received a warning for violating the league’s anti- flopping rule during the Wizards vs. San Antonio Spurs game on Tuesday, Mar. 27. See the play: https://t.co/6gfcuV5IL7
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) March 29, 2018
In Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards Gortat appeared to be lightly bumped by Kyle Anderson when going up for a rebound. Gortat took it above and beyond though flying forward and falling to the ground.
According to the NBA, the flopping rule is as follows:
“Players will get a warning the first time, then be fined $5,000 for a second violation. The fines increase to $10,000 for a third offense, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 the fifth time. Six or more could lead to a suspension.”
Since it’s entrance to the rulebook though the NBA has been pretty lenient with the rule and only seem to enforce it when the flop is really bad, like the one above.
For Gortat, since it was only his first time, he was issued a warning. If Gortat does flop again though, and the NBA deems it against the rules he will be fined 5,000 dollars. This isn’t the first time Gortat has heard about this from the NBA though. In 2015 he received a warning and then a fine for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping policy.
Gortat has had another solid year this year with the Wizards. He has played in 74 games averaging 8.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.